This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Psalm 34:17-18 (NIV)
Today, I am thinking about that saying that reminds us that when something is born crooked, it can’t be made straight.
Recently, we’ve been talking about the relationship between King Saul and David. Before David was even a factor, Saul was named king of Israel because the Israelites wanted to fit in with the nations surrounding them, all of which had kings.
However, the prophet Samuel warned the Israelites that they didn’t need a human king because they already had a divine king. Despite this, the Israelites insisted. Therefore, God gave them what they asked for and appointed Saul as their king.
However, since the idea of having a king was born out of an impure place, it was only a matter of time before it ended in destruction. Predictably, that’s exactly how Saul’s reign ended: in destruction.
Even though David tried to make things right with Saul, he realized his efforts were futile when talking to Saul and quoted an old proverb, “From evil people come evil deeds.”
Do you find yourself trying to make a wrong situation right? Especially as this is the Lent season, this is the perfect time to release that situation into God’s hands and cling to these words: “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:17-18 (NIV)
Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.
So today, release what’s crooked into God’s hands.